Torian Graham, one of the top basketball recruits in the country, excited N.C. State fans again today when he announced his commitment to play for the Wolfpack next season. Then, within just a few hours, he decided to change his mind again and pull out of his commitment.
This wasn’t the first time Graham, a 6-foot-4 senior guard from Durham, has reopened his recruitment after initially picking N.C. State.
In August, Graham de-committed from the N.C. State after choosing the school in May, a month after new coach Mark Gottfried was hired.
“Nothing bad happened at State,” Graham said back in August, as the News & Observer has not been able to reach him today. “I felt like I made my decision too fast and didn’t give other colleges a chance to recruit me.”
Last night, a YouTube video surfaced of Graham announcing his decision to pick the Wolfpack.
“I’m going to end up at N.C. State,” Graham said in the video. “At heart, that’s where I’ve always wanted to be.”
Graham, the No. 38 prospect in the country by ESPN, also suggested he was going to N.C. State on his Twitter account this morning.
Graham’s addition would have given N.C. State one of the best recruiting classes for next season.
Other schools on Graham’s list are Arizona, Florida State, Louisville, Texas and Villanova.
Graham averaged 19 points a game last season at Word of God. Before that, he began his high school career at Durham Hillside. This season, Graham is playing at Arlington Country Day School in Jacksonville, Fla.